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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 3, 2010 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A fellow Deadhead's modest proposal (non-Dead non-partisan(?) political)

Wouldn't a 3 year moratorium on ALL foreign aid accomplish even more? Why it it that we can take care of the world, but not worry about our own problems.

I know that isolationism is not the answer, but is cutting medical aid to those who really need it? Medicare should be regulated tighter, and Medicare fraud prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-11-03 23:18:18

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 4, 2010 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A fellow Deadhead's modest proposal (non-Dead non-partisan(?) political)

The savings would be paltry compared to the damage done to US foreign policy. Foreign aid constitutes less than 1% of the federal budget. The vast majority of that aid doesn't go to poor countries; it goes to strategic allies like Israel, Egypt, and of course Iraq and Afghanistan.

The idea that cutting foreign aid will save the country is just Tea Party nonsense.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 4, 2010 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A fellow Deadhead's modest proposal (non-Dead non-partisan(?) political)

I must admit my own ignorance here. I thought the % was much higher than that. I just read that the average American thinks approximately 24% of the budget goes to foreign aid, so I am not the only one that isn't in the know.